Colorado Springs Pollen Report for August 5, 2016

 In Allergy Tip of the Day, Pollen Reports

Highest Allergens:

Trees: Pine

Weeds: Chenopod/Amaranth, Sagebrush, Ragweed, Nettle

Pollen Count Levels:

Trees: Low

Grass: Moderate

Weeds: Moderate

Mold: High

Allergy Tip of the Day:

A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives, or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child.

Allergy Symptoms in Children

  • Skin rashes or hives (atopic dermatitis or eczema)
  • Difficulty breathing (asthma)
  • Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
  • Stomach upset

Common Allergy triggers in Children

  • Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings
  • Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mold
  • Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust
  • Foods: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk products

Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb

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